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Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0182

SMEX02 Iowa Regional Ground Soil Moisture Data, Version 1

These data were collected as part of a validation study for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E). Data were collected in crop fields using a variety of methods and sensors: manual soil samples for gravimetric and bulk density data, infrared pyrometers for soil moisture, and hydra probes for soil moisture and temperature.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 42.7, S: 41.7, E: -93.2, W: -93.8

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 25 June 2002 to 12 July 2002
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Soils > Soil Bulk Density
  • Soils > Soil Moisture/Water Content
  • Soils > Soil Temperature
Platform(s) FIELD SURVEYS
Sensor(s): SOIL HEAT PROBE, SOIL MOISTURE PROBE, SOIL SAMPLER, SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE, TEMPERATURE PROBES
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Thomas Jackson, Michael Cosh, Jay Famiglietti

Data Citation

As a condition of using these data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Jackson, T., M. Cosh, and J. Famiglietti. 2003. SMEX02 Iowa Regional Ground Soil Moisture Data, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/602254K8XDBX. [Date Accessed].
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